This agreement ("Agreement") is between wholesale hosting service provider ASB Host Hosting Inc. ("ASB Host") at Chicago, IL 60626, USA and the Customer ("Customer") specified in the electronic order form annexed herein by reference ("Order"). The agreement is made effective as of the date of the order.
The parties agree as follows:
This agreement in conjunction with the ASB Host Acceptable Use Policy annexed herein by reference (AUP) are intended to cover any and all services provided by ASB Host and received by the Customer. This service agreement and annexed AUP together, contain the entire understanding between ASB Host and Customer with respect to the services ("Services") described in the Order and supersedes all prior agreements, understandings, negotiations and discussions, whether oral or written, between ASB Host and Customer. Customer acknowledges and agrees that its entire right relating to ASB Host Services are as set forth in this agreement and hereby waives all other rights that it may have by implication of law or otherwise.
Subject to the terms and conditions of this agreement, ASB Host agrees to provide the wholesale hosting services specified in the Order. Subject to Customer's right to terminate this agreement in accordance to Section 4.3 of this agreement, ASB Host may expand or contract the scope of the ASB Host's services by issuing an amended order form to the Customer in advance of such change.
2. Initial Term
The initial term of this Agreement is stated in the Order ("Initial Term"). The Initial Term shall not commence until ASB Host accepts and confirms the completed order form from the Customer and until first payment as set out in the Order is made in full by the Customer for Services to be provided during the Initial Term. ASB Host reserves the right to reject any order in which case moneys collected will be refunded/reversed.
3. Renewal Term
Unless terminated by ASB Host or in accordance with Section 4.3 of this Agreement, this Agreement will automatically renew for successive terms of equal length to the Initial Term at the applicable rate and discounts.
4. Fees and Payment
The Customer agrees to pay ASB Host, without limitation, for services provided. Customer is fully responsible to ensure payment of any and all amounts due, are paid on time independently of receiving any invoices or billing notifications from ASB Host.
Customer is responsible for keeping their contact and billing information up-to-date and accurate, including but not limited to a properly functioning and reachable email address and telephone number.
Invoices may be provided as a courtesy to Customer any or none of the following: email, ASB Host Customer Service Center or upon request fax or mail. ASB Host assumes no responsibility for invoices lost or not received. Dollar amounts and costs indicated for all ASB Host services are in US currency, unless otherwise stated. Payment for all ASB Host services is billed and due thirty (30) days in advance unless otherwise specified.
4.1 Overdue Accounts - Overdue accounts may, at the discretion of ASB Host, be issued a late payment reminder and/or 72 hour disconnection warning notice. Regardless of receiving a late payment reminder or disconnection notice all overdue accounts will be suspended/disconnected from the Internet for a period of 72 hours. Disconnected accounts are cancelled automatically after 72 hours unless: payment is received in full or alternative, suitable arrangements are made with ASB Host. A minimum $15 reconnection fee will be charged on all accounts reconnected after being suspended/disconnected. NOTE: If an account is cancelled, there is NO possibility that it can be restored and/or its data recovered.
4.2 Other Charges - Customers will pay all sales and value-added taxes, duties or levies imposed by any authority, government, government agency or commission or crown corporation in connection with the ASB Host web hosting and related services as provided under this agreement. Customers are responsible for collecting such taxes, duties or levies from end users as imposed by authority, government, government agency or commission or crown corporation.
ASB Host reserves the right to charge the Customer standard hourly rates $75/hour US ($37.50 minimum per instance) to cover the resolution of excessive or unusual problems or complaints.
4.3 Cancellation Policy - All hosting contracts, unless otherwise negotiated, are month-to-month. The cancellation of any month-to-month hosting contract by the Customer must occur via the Cancellation Form provided in the ASB Host Customer Service Center located at https://support.asbhost.com. The form must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the requested cancellation date. There are no partial refunds or credits for early cancellations. All payments to ASB Host Hosting Inc. are final and non-refundable.
4.4 Bandwidth Usage - Bandwidth can be purchased in advance (prior to use) at a discounted rate and "banked". Monthly bandwidth usage will be deducted from Customer's "banked bandwidth" on a monthly basis. If all "banked bandwidth" is expended in any given billing period then any additional bandwidth used in that billing period will be billed to Customer at regular rates without further notice to the client.
5. Acceptable Use Policy
Customers shall at all times comply with and help ensure that they and their clients comply with the terms and conditions of the current version of the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) posted at www.asbhost.com. Customer agrees that ASB Host may amend the terms of the AUP from time to time by posting a new or different version of the Acceptable Use Policy at www.asbhost.com. The Customer shall include the terms and conditions set out in the Acceptable Use Policy in an Acceptable Use Policy with its own clients. Violation of the terms set forth in ASB Host's AUP will result in an immediate and indefinite suspension of Customer's services solely at the discretion of ASB Host.
6. 99.99% Uptime Guarantee
ASB Host endeavors to provide the most reliable network infrastructure possible to its Customers. To Customers in good financial standing with ASB Host we guarantee that our network is available 99.99% of the time in a given month, excluding scheduled maintenance. The network is defined as core network infrastructure excluding the hardware, services and software running on your server. Network downtime is measured from the moment the Customer notifies a ASB Host support representative of a network failure to the time the Network responds to an external "ping" request. Notification of network failure must occur at the time of the outage and not after the fact. If network downtime exceeds 99.99% in a given month, the Customer will be credited 5% of their monthly hosting fee and an additional 5% for each additional 2 hours of downtime up to 50% of the Customer 's monthly hosting fee. Credits shall not be provided to the Customer if network downtime is the result of: a) scheduled maintenance b) circumstances beyond ASB Host's reasonable control, including, but not limited to: dDoS or other network attacks, upstream or 3rd party network outages, war, fire, flood, sabotage, labor disturbance, acts of government and c) breaking this Agreement or ASB Host's Acceptable Use Policy.
7. Temporary Service Suspension
The Customer agrees that it may be necessary for ASB Host to temporarily suspend services for technical reasons or to maintain the ASB Host network, the Equipment or any other facilities, the timing of which will be as determined by ASB Host. Such suspension of the Services will not be an interruption of the ASB Host Services for the purpose of calculating network availability or the Customer's entitlement to credit for network interruption.
8. Emergency Service Suspension
ASB Host may interrupt the Services at any time for any duration of time, without penalty or liability for any claim by the Customer, where necessary to prevent improper or unlawful use of ASB Host Services or network. Such suspension of Services will not be an interruption for the purpose of calculating network availability or the Customer's entitlement to credit for network interruption.
9. Data Backups
ASB Host offers data backup services for your critical data files. We make every effort to ensure the reliability of this process. However, because of technical issues regarding backups on live servers and the possibility of data corruption on backup and restore, ASB Host cannot guarantee any data can be fully restored. The Customer will hold ASB Host without penalty or liability for any claim resulting from a failed backup and/or restore procedure.
10. Compromised/Hacked Server
A compromised or "hacked" server is a serious threat to our network. ASB Host, at its sole discretion, will take any and all measures to prevent a compromised server from doing additional damage to its own system and files or to the rest of the network.
Determination that a server has been compromised:
By the Client - If you believe your system may have been hacked, immediately report the situation to ASB Host technical support. ASB Host will examine your system and may implement additional monitoring of your system.
By ASB Host - If a ASB Host System Administrator believes a server on our network is compromised, ASB Host will: 1) disconnect the server from the network, 2) contact the client, and 3) provide evidence of the server being "hacked".
11. Proprietary Rights
The Customer shall not display or otherwise use any trade mark, trade name, logo, symbols, coined word or combination of words used by ASB Host or permit the same to be displayed or otherwise used in connection with any business conducted or controlled by the Customer except as may be specified or approved by ASB Host in writing.
12. Termination of Agreement
If Customer breaches any of its obligations under this agreement or the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) then ASB Host may terminate this agreement at any time and without prior notice.12.1 Discretionary Suspension or Cancellation of Services
ASB Host reserves the right to refuse, suspend or cancel services provided to Customer for any reason ASB Host deems necessary or warranted, including but not limited to, abusive or belligerent behavior, excessive administrative issues, consistent delinquent or late payments. ASB Host may exercise this right at any time without prior warning or further explanation to Customer.
ASB Host is not responsible for any loss of data or downtime resulting from willful, accidental or mistaken disconnection or cancellation of an account.
13. Limitation of Liability
Customer acknowledges and agrees neither ASB Host nor any of its members, shareholders, directors, officers, employees or representatives will be liable for any special, indirect, consequential, punitive or exemplary damages, or damages (including but not limited to damages for loss of profits or savings, loss of data, or loss of use) in connection with this agreement. If, despite the foregoing limitations, ASB Host or any of its shareholders, directors, officers, employees or representatives should become liable to Customer or any other person in connection with this agreement for ANY REASON, then the maximum aggregate liability of ASB Host, its members, shareholders, directors, officers, employees and representatives for all such things and to all such parties will be limited to the lesser of the actual amount of loss or damage suffered by the claimant or the amount payable by Customer to ASB Host for one month of service under this agreement.
Customer will indemnify and save harmless ASB Host and its members, shareholders, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, and representatives from and against all damages, losses, costs and expenses (including actual legal fees and costs), fines and liabilities incurred by or awarded, asserted or claimed against ASB Host or any of its members, shareholders, directors, officers, employees and representatives in connection with Customer's negligence, activities or omissions, or breaches of its obligations under this agreement, including claims brought by a person using or relying upon any advice given or publication produced and distributed by Customer.
15. Governing Law
This agreement shall be interpreted in accordance with and be governed in all respects by the laws of the Province of British Columbia, State Illinois and the laws of Canada and USA applicable therein. The courts of British Columbia and Illinois shall have non-exclusive jurisdiction to entertain any action or proceeding brought by the parties in connection with this agreement or any alleged breach of this agreement. The parties each attorney irrevocably to the jurisdiction of such courts.
16. Customer Acknowledgement
Customer acknowledges that it accepts all risk of any unauthorized or illegal use of the ASB Host network or any inter-connected network by third parties. ASB Host provides no warranties, makes no representations, and accepts no liability for the unauthorized or illegal access or interference with the Customer's server/network.
17. Electronic Commerce
The Customer is solely responsible for all aspects of their online store or e-business. This includes, but is not limited to:
18. IP Address Ownership and Usage
ASB Host assigns IP (Internet Protocol) addresses to Customers for their use. Customers have no right to use ASB Host IP addresses not assigned to them, to move IPs between different servers or accounts or in ways not permitted by ASB Host. ASB Host maintains ownership of all IP addresses that are assigned to Customers and reserves the right to change or remove them at its sole and absolute discretion. Typically, however, these changes are rare and made only at the request of ARIN or an upstream provider. PLEASE NOTE: The allocation of IP addresses is restricted by the policies of ARIN. These policies dictate that name-based hosting MUST be used whenever possible. ASB Host reserves the right to periodically review IP address usage and revoke authorization to use those IP addresses not being utilized or where name-based hosting could be used.
19. ASB Host Administrative Account and Software
For the purposes of Datacenter, Network, Server maintenance, inventory and related activities, ASB Host staff and management retain the right to administrative access to any and all dedicated, Virtual Private and shared servers on their network. To facilitate this, all ASB Host servers may include a ASB Host administrative account and/or daemon designed for these purposes. See Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) for more details.
20. 30 Days Money Back Guarantee
ASB Host offers a limited Money Back Guarantee to all new clients. The purpose of this guarantee is to allow clients to experience ASB Host's services and determine that they meet or exceed industry standards. To this end, if and only if ASB Host has not met industry standards for service performance and reliability during the first 30 days of a new hosting account being online and the client submits a "Money Back Guarantee" Cancellation Request from the ASB Host Customer Service Center (https://support.asbhost.com), ASB Host will refund the client's hosting fees. This refund will NOT include any setup fees or hourly support or any other extra fees paid to ASB Host. In all other circumstances monies paid to ASB Host are final and nonrefundable.